My mother lives in Marble Falls and she wants a complete facelift. I think she is too old for this operation. I worry that she won’t heal and I am also concerned that she will have a lot of pain. She is 79 years old. Can you tell me what she has in store for herself if she gets a facelift?
Age is much less important than personal medical history and family history. The patient that is healthy and 79 is a fine candidate for surgery versus a 50-year-old who’s had 2 heart attacks. A lower facelift is easily tolerated at 79-years-old. As you add more procedures, the recovery time becomes more lengthy but in our experience is still well tolerated. With the sagging of facial tissue usually facial volume loss is evident at this age. A consultation is advised to determine which procedures would be appropriate and a lengthy discussion about risks and healing time.
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